Borderlands 2 Achievement Guide (All DLC)

Let's go achievement hunting.

The Borderlands Handsome Collection is free to PlayStation Plus subscribers at the moment. On top of that, Borderlands 2 is on sale in the Steam store and Gearbox Software has released a brand new DLC expansion for Borderlands 2 that is free for the first 30 days. With all of this in mind, people are flocking back to Pandora in droves. For all of you new achievement hunters out there, we have developed a detailed achievement guide for Borderlands 2.

Guide to Success

There are a total 75 achievements in Borderlands 2, if you include all of the game’s downloadable content. As a result, there is quite a lot you will need to do if you want to earn them all.

A large chunk of the base game’s achievements can be earned by simply playing the game’s campaign. Outside of that, you will need to complete some side missions for a few achievements. You will have to level up multiple classes, as well as level up one of the classes to the original level cap. Lastly, there are a handful of locations you will need to discover and few difficult challenges to complete.

Overall, earning every achievement in this game is not easy. That being said, it is not impossible. Check out the achievement list below for a breakdown of what precisely you will need to do.

Challenge AcceptedCompleted level 1 of all non-level-specific challenges with a single character
Goliath, Meet DavidAllowed a Goliath to level up four times before killing him
Went Five RoundsCompleted Round 5 of any Circle of Slaughter
Not Quite DeadReached level 5
Better Than You WereReached level 10
Always ImprovingReached level 25
Capped OutReached level 50
Arctic ExplorerDiscovered all named locations in Three Horns, Tundra Express, and Frostburn Canyon
Urban ExplorerDiscovered all named locations in Sanctuary, Opportunity, and Lynchwood
Highlands ExplorerDiscovered all named locations in The Highlands, Thousand Cuts, and Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
Blight ExplorerDiscovered all named locations in Eridium Blight, Arid Nexus, and Sawtooth Cauldron
World TravelerDiscovered all named locations
Sugar DaddyTipped Moxxi $10,000
Decked OutHad Purple-rated gear or better equipped in every slot
Sabre RattlerKilled 100 enemies with the Sabre turret
Phased and ConfusedPhaselocked 100 enemies
So Much Blood!Gunzerked continuously for 90 seconds
Cute LootKilled a Chubby
Tribute To A Vault HunterGot an item from Michael Mamaril
Definitely An Italian PlumberKilled Donkey Mong
High-Flying HurlerKilled a flying enemy with a thrown Tediore weapon
Token GestureRedeemed 25 tokens
Unseen PredatorRemained in Zero’s Deception mode for ten seconds straight
Build BusterKilled a Constructor without it ever building another bot
How Do I Look?Unlocked 10 customization items
Friendship RulesRevived someone from “Fight for Your Life!” that is on your friends list
Better Than MoneyPurchased 5 items from the black market
Up High, Down LowGave Claptrap a high five
Bounty HunterCompleted 20 side missions
Did It AllCompleted all side missions
First One’s FreeCompleted the mission “My First Gun”
Dragon SlayerCompleted the mission “Best Minion Ever”
A Road Less TraveledCompleted the mission “The Road To Sanctuary”
New In TownCompleted the mission “Plan B”
An Old FlameCompleted the mission “Hunting The Firehawk”
No Man Left BehindCompleted the mission “A Dam Fine Rescue”
Wilhelm ScreamedCompleted the mission “A Train To Catch”
Sky’s The LimitCompleted the mission “Rising Action”
Can See My House From HereCompleted the mission “Bright Lights, Flying City”
Farewell, Old GirlCompleted the mission “Wildlife Preservation”
Got The Band Back TogetherCompleted the mission “The Once and Future Slab”
Identity TheftCompleted the mission “The Man Who Would Be Jack”
An Angel’s WishCompleted the mission “Where Angels Fear To Tread”
Bombs AwayCompleted the mission “Toil And Trouble”
Knowing Is Half The BattleCompleted the mission “Data Mining”
Cool Story, BroDefeated Jack
What does it mean?I can’t even capture it on my camera
Well That Was EasyCompleted the mission “Shoot This Guy in the Face”
Thresher ThrashedDefeated Terramorphous the Invincible
Feels Like The First TimeOpened the chest at the bus stop in Fyrestone
Treasure HunterCompleted the mission “X Marks the Spot”
GadaboutDiscovered all named locations in Oasis and the surrounding Pirate’s Booty zones
CompletionistCompleted all Pirate’s Booty side missions
ExplosiveCompleted the mission “Long Way To The Top”
MotorheadCompleted all Campaign of Carnage side missions
ObsessedCollected 10 pictures of Moxxi in Campaign of Carnage
Face OffCompleted the mission “The Fall of Nakayama”
Done ThatCompleted all Hammerlock’s Hunt side missions
Been ThereDiscovered all named locations in Hammerlock’s Hunt
I Totes Planned That BossSlew Mister Boney Pants Guy
YaaaaaayIntroduced thyself to the White Knight
Shorty, You So BestCompleted thy quest by rescuing yonder queen
Girl’s Gotta EatFed thy noble queen 3 times during one visit to her quarters
It’s Like That One VideoShowed thine worst enemy, the abomination known as “The Darkness,” who is the nerdiest of them all
They Was All “Hey That’s Mine”Unsheathed 5 swords from Immortal Skeletaurs without leaving the area
Dang Girl You Ace At This GameWon the most challenging round in Murderlin’s Temple
HmmmmmWielded the Mysterious Amulet
Keep Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’Demonstrated your skill, or lack thereof, at rolling the magical treasure orb of many sides
Make it RaaaaaidVanquished the Ancient Dragons of Destruction
Anyway, Here’s “Firewall”Activate the Backburner’s firewall.
Chocolate Chip ConfirmedAllow Tiny Tina to arm the moonshot cannon.
Spicy BoyDefeat Haderax the Invincible.
Decrypted!Defeat the Dark Web.
3 or BustComplete the mission “Paradise Found”.
Painbow ConnectionEquip effervescent-quality gear in all slots (except class mod).

Hunter Boyce is a writer, which probably seems pretty obvious with "author" prominently displayed. He mostly writes about video games. However, he was previously a mixed martial arts news writer. When not writing about people pelting each other in the face or about leveling up in the latest RPG, he tends to spend his time as a web producer in Atlanta. You can shout all of your MMA and video game related quandaries at him at @SomthinClever on Twitter. Feel free to make your demands to him in ALL CAPS. He loves that.

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